Thiruvananthapuram: After praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor, who was questioned by the Kerala Congress, can now breathe a sigh of relief. The Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) has decided not to take any action against him.

Tharoor was sought an explanation, which was found to be satisfactory, said Mullapally Ramachandram, president of the KPCC.

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Tharoor had earlier said that PM Modi should be praised "If he says or does the right thing". He lent his support to Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh and Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who reportedly said "demonising" PM Modi is not right.

Former union minister Ramesh had recently said Modi's model was not a "complete negative story" and not recognising his work and “demonising” him all the time is not going to help.

Tharoor in a tweet on Sunday said, "I've been a strong critic of the Modi government, & I hope a constructive one. My staunch defence of inclusive values & constitutional principles has won me 3 elections. I urge my fellow Congressmen to respect my approach even when they don't agree with it (sic)."

Besides Kerala opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala, three MPs K Muraleedharan, Benny Behannan and TN Pratapan have also hit out at Tharoor for his remarks. Chennithala had earlier said the "wrongdoings" of the Modi government cannot be "ignored."

Earlier, AP Abdullakutty was dismissed from the Kerala Congress for praising Modi. On June 3, he officially joined the BJP.